Dave's job at Roberts

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Dave's job at Roberts - Hamlin man sees divine hand in appointment n...
Hamlin man sees divine hand in appointment n David Dunn says his job at Roberts Wesleyan College lets him merge career experience and faith. BY STAFF WRITER DOLORES ORMAN HAMLIN David R. Dunn believes God had a hand in his appointment as the new director of the Cultural Life Center at Roberts Wesleyan College. The Hamlin resident resident had been manager of an employment agency for about 3. years when he learned about the opening. He was director of East- East- David Dunn man Kodak Co.'s Theater on the Ridge for nearly five years prior to that, and was still doing work under contract there. Also, for the past 10 years, he has been music director at his church, Living Hope Assembly of God in Hamlin. Dunn wrestled with the idea of applying for the Roberts Wesleyan position. Among other things, it meant a pay cut of about 15 percent. Also, he'd taken some college courses, but didn't have a degree. "I heard a still small voice say fill out the paperwork,'" Dunn recalled. He did. He was called in for a series of interviews. In January, he assumed the job, succeeding Richard MacLaren, who resigned last fall. "We struggled more (finan cially) eight to 10 months ago," he said. "That's a real answer from God. That in itself is worth a million million dollars. It's a step of faith." The job is a marriage of two important aspects in Dunn's life. It s a Christian environment and I get to do my passion," said Dunn. "I've always had a passion for music." John A. Martin, senior vice pres ident at the North Chili college, described Dunn as "energetic, professional, professional, friendly. Just an outstanding outstanding talent in the area of getting people people to work together." In searching for a new Cultural Life Center director, college officials officials were looking for "someone to take us to the next level" for community community events, Martin said. That made Dunn's experience and contacts valuable, Martin said. "He came with his feet hitting the ground, he didn't have a steep learning curve." Dunn already is "well-accepted "well-accepted "well-accepted across the campus" by staff and students, said Martin. He helps the worship team during during the chapel services held three times a week. He is largely self-taught self-taught self-taught at the piano, and on electric and acoustic guitar. "I can hear something and can play it," he said. "It's a God-given God-given God-given talent" In high school, the Greece native learned to play the bass violin violin and was in the school orchestra. He gave that up and, on his own, started playing the guitar. After high school, he eventually ended up in the food-service food-service food-service vending vending field, which later landed him in food service at Kodak. He worked in that area several years, rising to a management post, before taking the Theater on the Ridge job. Dunn, 45, and his wife, Lee Ann, a special education teacher's aide in the Brockport school district, have two children: Steven, 19 and Stacy, 17. Their family was one of seven from Greece Assembly of God Church chosen to start the Living Hope Church in 1989. The church now has about 125 members. Dunn also is a deacon and member of the church council

Clipped from Democrat and Chronicle29 Mar 2000, WedMetroPage 73

Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, New York)29 Mar 2000, WedMetroPage 73
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